Discovering Curiosity: Saving the White Abalone with Kristin Aquilino

Kristin Aquilino stands next to beds holding white abalone at the Bodega Marine Laboratory. David Slipher/UC Davis
Kristin Aquilino stands next to beds holding white abalone at the Bodega Marine Laboratory. David Slipher/UC Davis

For the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences: A UC Davis alumna, Kristin Aquilino directs the Bodega Marine Laboratory's white abalone captive breeding program. In 2001, the marine snail was officially listed as endangered. Using captive breeding, Aquilino and colleagues hope to bring the species back from the brink of extinction.

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